Category Archives: The Drill

A master class in irony

Here’s the thing about libs. They demand that you deny plain evidence right in front of your eyes. If they say so, up must be down, hot must be cold, in must be out. It’s bizzaro-world. And they know it’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is a vote for “the lesser of two evils” still a vote “for evil”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If Biden is rabidly pro-abortion (he is), and if Trump is not completely pro-life (he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, health of mother), and if both candidates support homosexual “marriage” (they do), then even … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Autopsy of a really slick LIE

I am watch the Senate debate on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.   I watch recordings at high speed when possible. Right now I was just infuriated by a serious LIE by omission uttered by the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Recent comments about same-sex unions… a “slap in the face” of those trying to leave homosexual lifestyle?

From a reader in a comment… QUAERITUR: When “going to the periphery” crosses the line is when the exception becomes the rule of law. What about COURAGE ministry, isn’t this a slap in the face of those trying to enact … Continue reading

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Venezuelan dictator Maduro cites Francis to promote same-sex marriage legislation

The other day I posted my thoughts about the dreadfully confusing and anxiogenic remarks on video made by Francis in which he obviously condoned same-sex civil unions, as he has done in the past.  HERE Some have tried to explain … Continue reading

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Posted in Pope Francis, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Control the meaning of words and you control thought. A note about #AmyConeyBarrettSCOTUS

When I worked with the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” one of our office mates was a German religious sister who had survived Dresden and then bombing in the Wuppertal.  She was one of the holiest people I’ve ever met and … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Save The Liturgy - Save The World, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Campus Telephone Pole, The Coming Storm, The Drill | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

A curious feature of #FratelliTutti – self-referential

Today I saw a fascinating tweet from my friend Bree Dail.   She reposted “metadata” someone posted about citations in Francis’ new  Tutti Frutti… Frutti Fratelli… Fratelli Tutti….  Follow for the original by Catholic librarian Sharon Kabel. Citations in papal documents are of … Continue reading

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An introduction to #FratelliTutti by @DrSamuelGregg

To all the people who are asking me to comment on Tutti Frutti… Frutti Fratelli… Fratelli Tutti… I suggest my friend Sam Gregg’s solid introduction to the document at Catholic World Report. A few of his comments follow.  And, while … Continue reading

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Becciu accused of bribing witnesses against Card. Pell using $1.14m of Vatican funds

This is important. BTW… the Cardinal’s name is pronounced like “bétchoo”. #BREAKING A senior Catholic cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has been accused of using $1.14m of Vatican funds to bribe witnesses to secure a sex abuse conviction against rival Cardinal … Continue reading

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St. Augustine of Hippo in “Tutti” – #fratellitutti

I was asked in email what I thought of the use of St. Augustine’s Letter 229 in the section on war in the new encyclical, risibly entitled in Italian Fratelli tutti. The encyclical says that wars are bad.   I think we … Continue reading

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A way to get at the Most Holy Trinity from C.S. Lewis

May I make a recommendation?   A friend of mine – who happens to be right now mobilizing and quarantined at Ft. Bliss – sent me the recent C.S. Lewis “doodle”.  These are GREAT. Try this… From Mere Christianity – US … Continue reading

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@MassimoFaggioli attacks Judge Amy Coney Barrett and has his “beans” handed back to him

Even if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is NOT nominated by POTUS (in fulfillment of his duties and rights under the US Constitution), she is already being attacked by the catholic Left.  She deserves a good name, but catholic lefties have sold themselves … Continue reading

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‘c’atholic Pelosi with Sr. Simone trashes the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and AG Barr

Yesterday at the National Catholic Prayer (virtual) Breakfast, Attorney General William Barr was honored with an award and he gave a brief speech, online.   The President also gave a video speech. At The Right Scoop we see a video of … Continue reading

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Not all is dark in the Church. Tradition is flooding back!

Remember that “survey” that the CDF wanted to make of the world’s bishops about the use of the “Extraordinary Form” and matters concerning Summorum Pontificum? Keep your heads cool.  Don’t panic. Christian Marquant reacts post factum in the Paix Liturgique … Continue reading

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Posted in Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 24 Comments

Some thoughts about Vatican II

Since I was responded elsewhere to a question about Bp. Barron’s recent videos and his view of traditional Catholics, and since every answer he gives seems to circles around Vatican II, it occurred to me that some of you might … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is Bp. Robert Barron up to when it comes to “trads”?

RobertFrom a reader… QUAERITUR: I was watching Bishop Barron’s videos about Vatican II and traditionalists.   I can’t shake the feeling that something is missing in them.  What do you think about these videos?  I can’t put my finger on it.  … Continue reading

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The ‘c’atholic Biden Problem

How does one participate in the sin of another person?  We sin through another person’s actions by … counsel command consent provocation praise or flattery concealment partaking silence the defense of the ill done 1. Counsel: If you tell or advise … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z asks: What’s with the “QAnon conspiracy theory”?

I have a question.  Usually, when I ask the readership for help with some information, smart people step up. Today during a presser, a newsie asked Pres. Trump if he agrees with a Georgia Republican who holds to what the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 184: St. Augustine preaches to the mob who lynched a cop who killed a guy

Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence.   In 400, or thereabouts, in St. Augustine’s see of Hippo, a miles, a soldiers, probably a kind of police officer, did something very bad.  He probably killed someone.  The town went nuts and rioted … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF responds to ‘dubia’ about the baptismal formula, “WE baptize you….”

I have to issue an important correction. Back in 2009, I answered a question about the validity of the form for baptism: “We baptize you…”.  I wrote at the time that my first inclination was that that was invalid.  Then … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Drill | Tagged , , | 21 Comments